quickening

Definitions of quickening
  1. noun
    the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
    synonyms: acceleration, speedup
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    Antonyms:
    deceleration
    the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed
    type of:
    hurrying, speed, speeding
    changing location rapidly
  2. noun
    the process of showing signs of life
    “the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain”
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  3. noun
    the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
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    type of:
    degree, level, point, stage
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
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